Global Patent Index - EP 3499442 A1

EP 3499442 A1 20190619 - MAIL PIECE ROUTING SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ROUTING MAIL PIECES IN A DELIVERY NETWORK

Title (en)

MAIL PIECE ROUTING SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ROUTING MAIL PIECES IN A DELIVERY NETWORK

Title (de)

POSTSENDUNGSLEITUNGSSYSTEM UND -VERFAHREN ZUR LEITUNG VON POSTSENDUNGEN IN EINEM AUSLIEFERUNGSNETZWERK

Title (fr)

SYSTÈME D'ACHEMINEMENT DU COURRIER ET PROCÉDÉ D'ACHEMINEMENT D'ENVOIS POSTAUX DANS UN RÉSEAU DE DISTRIBUTION

Publication

EP 3499442 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 19156168 A

Priority

  • NL 2014800 A
  • EP 16169317 A

Abstract (en)

A mail piece routing system and method is disclosed for routing mail pieces through a delivery network comprising network stations for delivery of one or more pieces of a consignment. Upon receipt of a consignment order, the computer systems calculates a scheduled path for delivery of the consignment through the delivery network. The scheduled path is defined from successive predefined path segments between network stations. Each piece is assigned to delivery pipelines between successive network stations on the scheduled route. Upon measuring the physical characteristics of a mail piece, routing of the mail pieces at successive network stations may be affected.

IPC 8 full level

G06Q 10/08 (2012.01); G06Q 10/04 (2012.01); G06Q 50/28 (2012.01)

CPC (source: EP)

G06Q 10/047 (2013.01); G06Q 10/083 (2013.01); G06Q 10/0833 (2013.01); G06Q 10/08355 (2013.01); G06Q 50/28 (2013.01)

Citation (applicant)

US 5043908 A 19910827 - MANDULEY FLAVIO M [US], et al

Citation (search report)

Designated contracting state (EPC)

AL AT BE BG CH CY CZ DE DK EE ES FI FR GB GR HR HU IE IS IT LI LT LU LV MC MK MT NL NO PL PT RO RS SE SI SK SM TR

DOCDB simple family (publication)

EP 3093811 A1 20161116; EP 3499442 A1 20190619; NL 2014800 A 20161124; NL 2014800 B1 20161230

DOCDB simple family (application)

EP 16169317 A 20160512; EP 19156168 A 20160512; NL 2014800 A 20150513